Time to enter favorite views of local parks in photo contest

NEIGHBORS

May 26, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

The next time we meet it will be June. Hard to believe it's already time to: A. Get busy with that pile of camp clothes in need of name tags; B. Stake the tomatoes; and C. Take a good look in a full-length mirror and make a mature decision about last year's bathing suit.

Anne Arundel County has some of the best parks in the state: the B&A Trail, Quiet Waters, Downs and Lake Waterford parks, the Andover Equestrian Center, the Arundel Swim Center, the Eisenhower Golf Course, Joe Cannon Stadium, Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, and Londontown Publik House and Gardens.

From now until July 16, you can enter your photos of these facilities in a contest sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department. The photos need not have been taken this year.

The Wild Bird Center in Annapolis, Ben Franklin's Crafts and Framing in Pasadena and Severna Park Photo have donated prizes.

Contest rules are available at the parks and the sponsoring businesses.

Entries will be accepted at the B&A Trail Park headquarters, Severna Park Photo or the Quiet Waters Park visitors center. For more information, contact Ranger Sharon Alfinito at 222-1777 or Ranger David DeVault at 222-6244.

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The county libraries need middle school students to help with the summer reading program for elementary-age children.

Scheduled from June 20 through Aug. 20, the program needs "Volunteens" ages 12 to 14. The teen-agers will help organize and distribute program packets, register children, restock book displays and help with craft projects.

Hours are flexible. For more information, contact the branches by the end of May.

The Severna Park branch's number is 222-6290.

The reading program is free to children entering grades 1 through 6 in the fall. There are activities for preschoolers, too. Information: 222-7371.

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Anne Arundel Community College will conduct its 32nd commencement at 7 p.m. June 2 when it will award more than 1,200 degrees and certificates.

County Executive Robert R. Neall will return to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address. Neall earned an associate in arts degree from the college in 1971 and a bachelor of arts degree the next year at the University of Maryland.

Graduates of the college's Radiologic Technology Program will participate in their annual pinning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts. Graduates of the R.N. Nursing Program will receive their pins at a 7 p.m. ceremony Wednesday. The speaker will be Susan M. Fox, assistant professor of nursing. Information: 541-2341.

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A daylong workshop, "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business," will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at the new YWCA building on Ritchie Highway in Arnold.

Sponsored by the Annapolis and Greater Severna Park Chambers Of Commerce and Chapter 390 of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the "Seven Key Steps" for starting a business will help prospective entrepreneurs and those already in business.

For information and reservations, call 268-7676.

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The 7th annual National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 5 at Sandy Point State Park. This year's theme is "A Nation of 8 Million Cancer Survivors: Together We Are Strong."

The American Cancer Society, Anne Arundel County Health Department/Learn to Live, Anne Arundel Medical Center, CaRES, Harbor Hospital Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake and North Arundel Hospital are planning this event.

For more information, call 760-CaRE.

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Mary Carter Smith extends an invitation to her YWCA dance class recitals at Severna Park High School. The junior recital is at 2 p.m. June 12. Senior recitals will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 17 and June 18. Information: 647-1500.

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